Once you’ve established the goal of getting a degree, what are the best first steps to take? What type of degree do you need for the type of job you want? How do you pick the right school for you? How can you pay for it? How do you manage your disability while you are in school? There is a guide that covers all that, plus things to keep in mind after college and where you can get help finding a job. It’s called A Practical Guide for People with Disabilities Who Want to Go to College.
Put together by Horizon House and the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of People with Psychiatric Disabilities, “the topics covered in this guide are drawn from personal experience, observation of the students we have worked with as they have pursued their degrees, and from the best practices being used . . . Every topic covered in this guide could have books written about it, and in many cases, there have been. This guide points you to many other resources . . .”